INTERESTING TO NOTE:
Music sales by media, 2010:
DIGITAL: 1,112,000 UNITS - $1,635,000 DOLLARS
CD: 384,000,000 UNITS - $5,471,000,000 DOLLARS
CD SINGLE: 700,000 UNITS - $3,500,000 DOLLARS
Music sales by genre, 2010:
31.8% ROCK
11.9% COUNTRY
10.7% RAP/HIP-HOP
10.2% R&B/URBAN
9.1% POP
9.1% OTHER
6.5% RELIGIOUS
3.0% CHILDREN’S
1.9% CLASSICAL
1.1% JAZZ
0.8% SOUNDTRACKS
0.7% OLDIES
0.6% NEW AGE
Do I need a license to play music at my hotel, spa, winery or store?

YES, whether you operate a retail store, spa, hotel, gift shop, fitness, yoga center, nightclub or restaurant; you must have a “blanket” license to be able to play whatever music you’d like throughout the year. These licenses are not expensive and can be obtained online through ASCAP & BMI: http://www.ascap.com http://www.bmi.com
For example, a retail store or spa would only have to pay these annual fees and be covered for everything under this BMI license by square footage:


2,000 feet or less: $207.24
5,000 feet or less: $402.27
7,500 feet or less: $646.06

So, for less than $1K per year, you can most likely be covered to play just about any song, anytime with a BMI and an ASCAP license.

The benefit of music in the workspace at retail:
Studies have shown that shoppers and guests of any hospitality location or retail store will spend more money and more time if they are driven by great tunes. Grab your customers with your own “signature sound” and then sell them what they hear at that time. Immediate gratification!
Setting the mood at your hotel or spa property:

Hotels and Spas always strive to set the mood from the moment their guests walk in the door. There are many ways to accomplish this with day-parted tunes, common area separations and good old fashioned CDs playing appropriate music in each area where guests and customers travel. Top 20 Hotels In The World – 2009 - According to T&L:

Singita Sabi Sand
Oberoi Rajvilas
Fairmont Mara Safari Club
Oberoi Udaivilas
Triple Creek Ranch
Oberoi Amarvilas
Kirawira Camp
Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve
Tortilis Camp
Domaine des Hauts de Loire
Alvear Palace Hotel
Little Palm Island Resort & Spa
Hotel Bel-Air
The Oriental, Bangkok
Four Seasons Resort Lana’i
Kichwa Tembo
Peninsula Bangkok
Taj Lake Palace
Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai
Peninsula Beverly Hills

American Hotel results improve October 2010:
The region’s occupancy rose 6.7 percent to 61.3 percent, average daily rate went up 1.5 percent to US$102.38, and revenue per available room increased 8.2 percent to US$62.80. Among the key markets, Mexico City, Mexico, was the only market to experience a double-digit occupancy increase, rising 15.1 percent to 68.1 percent. Manitoba/Saskatchewan, Canada (-0.4 percent to 72.2 percent), and Rio de ...
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In the six months since September 2009, relatively few spas – less than one in five - were experiencing buoyant demand. A similar proportion continue to experience declining demand.
As measured by the proportion of spas saying that they had experienced an increase on all four indicators (visits, client spend, revenue, staffing), slightly less than one in five (17%) enjoyed relatively buoyant demand in the six months since September 2009. A further 19% continue to face difficult conditions, with a decreasing trend on all four indicators. Six percent of spas reported no change on any of the four indicators i.e. stable demand. Other spas are experiencing a more mixed pattern. Thirty-eight percent reported an increase on at least one to three of the four demand indicators.  
Spa Locations
As of 2010, there are 20,600 spas in United States. After a period of continuous growth since 1999, the number of spa establishments fell by 3.2% in 2009 compared to the previous year. However, with 20,610 establishments, the 2009 out-turn was still above the 2007 level (17,940).
Spa Visits
1 in 4 Americans has been to a spa There are more than 32 million active spa-goers In 2007, there were 138 million spa visits In 2006, there were 110 million spa visits 25% growth from 2006 to 2007
Revenue
At $12.3 billion in 2009, industry revenues were $0.5 billion below their 2008 level, a decline of 4.3%. Partly, the fall in total revenues reflects the reduction in the number of spa establishments. Nonetheless, the pace of growth in spa locations prior to 2009 was such that total 2009 revenues remained above the estimated out-turn for 2007.
Employment

332,000 employees working in over 76 million square feet of space

   
FAQs
About Private Label Music:
Private Label Music is the new division of the parent company Water Music Records, LLC. which produces custom music products for many companies around the globe and specializes in private label music CDs for hotels, spas, restaurants and gyms. The client list includes The Leading Hotels Of The World, Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton, Heavenly Spas by Westin, Destination Hotels, Spa Bellagio, Luxor, Ojai Valley Inn, Claremont Resort, Oberoi Hotels and Cruises, Timbers Resorts, Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott and many others. The private label CDs feature 4 color art on the disc and inside the package, with eco-friendly package options and an exclusive mix of music in any of the 30 styles Water Music offers its clients. The music download cards feature 12 tracks and a CD sized cover held online at your own microsite and you earn $2.00 per album sold in royalties after your customer redeems his or her free track with the card you give them.
FREE “Sound Check” for managers and business owners/directors:
If you need more common area music or help in general at your location of business, Water Music Records will consult with you on styles, formats and sometimes even equipment that is right for what you need. We can also help you figure out what a music license would cost for your location if you don’t already have one.
What is a Private Label CD or DVD?
These are branded and customized music albums which give you a “signature sound” and the ability to offer that sound to your customers as a give away or sale item. The CDs and DVDs come in a variety of packages and feature an exclusive music mix, logo, photos and any marketing or venue text you’d like to include. They are designed, manufactured and delivered “retail-ready” right to your business, complete turn key. Give us your video and we can add music and make your company’s DVD.
What is a Music Download Card?
A branded download card, created with your custom artwork (logo & key photo), features a dedicated web address and unique access code that drives users online to unlock exclusive, hidden, paid-for or complimentary digital songs and albums, images and more to promote your brand.
How Much will it cost me to make a CD or Card?
Click on our “PRICES” menu.
How do I legally put music on my album?
You tell us what tracks you want from our catalog or come up with your own suggestions and we’ll license them for you and pay all royalties.
How long does it take to make private label albums?
3 week turn-around from the time you approve the music selections and the artwork we mock-up for you and e-mail.
What do I need to make my project happen?
A logo, some hi res photos and an idea of what style of music you want for your own branded album. We’ll do the rest.